Cramlington expansion for Flame with second bathroom showroom launch

Staff at Flame Group's second bathroom showroom launch

Flame Heating Group has continued to develop its branch network after investing in the expansion of its Cramlington trade counter.

The North East’s fastest-growing heating and plumbing merchant has launched its second bathroom showroom in the North East with development of the Cramlington site on Atley Business Park.

Flame’s Cramlington branch, which launched in 2017, has now extended its product range and services with the addition of the showroom to the 3,600 sq.ft branch. Since its opening, the Cramlington trade counter has seen its workforce grow by 50% and plans to recruit a new member to the team in the summer. 

Gira UK shortlisted for two BKU Awards 2019

Mark Booth from Gira UK - GIRA shortlisted for two BKU Awards 2019

Gira, one of the world’s leading full-range suppliers of intelligent system solutions for building management is in the running for two more awards this 2019, shortlisted for ‘BEST BATHROOM ACCESSORY BRAND’ and ‘BEST KITCHEN COMPONENT BRAND’ BKU Awards.

The BKU awards launched in 2015 and in association with Bathroom & Kitchen Update Magazine, is designed to recognise the retailers, brands, people and services that make the Kbb industry great. 

Making it as a finalist in both the Bathroom and Kitchen Award categories, Gira UK has been shortlisted for the following BKU Awards 2019:



What’s Next For Minimalist Bathroom Design?

Minimalist Bathroom Design

An interior design trend that will simply never go out of style is the visually appealing minimalism trend. Typically centred around a stripped-back look of clean lines and a strictly monochrome colour palette, minimalist interior design is easy to replicate in any room of the home. Minimalist bathroom design is a popular choice for those looking to keep things uncomplicated in the sanctuary of their bathroom.

So, what is next for minimalist bathroom design in 2019? In partnership with Plumbing Trade Magazine, luxury bathroom manufacturer Lusso offers its predictions.

Statement Baths

Keeping your customers safe from Legionella

Keeping your customers safe from Legionella

Plumbers have a duty to help their customers keep safe from Legionella, the famed waterborne bacteria responsible for illness and sometimes death. While not a big issue in the home, all water does potentially pose a risk and, for landlords in particular, taking steps to stop its spread is essential; beginning in how a water system is designed and installed, and ending in proper usage and maintenance. Steven Booth, Associate Director for Guardian Water Treatment, explains.


Freezing For 30 Years

Freezing For 30 Years

Freeze Master have been freezing for 30 years.

Established in 1986 specifically to manufacture their own patented invention, Freeze Master introduced the UK Plumbing and Heating industry to Electric Pipe Freezing Machines.


Freeze Master transformed the Industry.

Plumbers were fed up with the hit and miss products and methods previously offered to them and found the Freeze Master method so revolutionary they would not go back. For 30 Years contractors have been using Freeze Master small domestic or larger industrial machines so that they can work more effectively and efficiently. Contractors prefer Freeze Master because they manufacture “Pipe Freezers You Can Trust”.


Don't waste energy, get a hot tap from Insinkerator®

Don't waste energy, get a hot tap from Insinkerator®

Replacing the kettle with an instant steaming hot water tap from InSinkErator® will not only reduce water wastage in the home, but can also help reduce the rising cost of utility bills.
According to the Energy Saving Trust, 40 per cent of households boil the kettle at least four times a day, with 75 per cent admitting to boiling more water than they need1; accounting for a significant amount of water and energy wasted every year. Homeowners can save water, and time, with a steaming hot water tap from InSinkErator®.